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David Gardner Hall
Renovations to David P. Gardner Hall, were completed in 2000, adding the Dumke Recital Hall, the McKay Music Library as well as improvements to the classrooms and the Thompson Chamber Music Hall. As part of this improvement project a new structure housing the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, new choral and instrumental rehearsals halls, practice rooms and additional studios was also added.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Libby Gardner Concert Hall contains 680 seats plus choir seating for 200 performers. The stage can accommodate over 80 musicians. A matched pair of Hamburg Steinway D concert grand pianos and the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ are on stage.
Thompson Chamber Music Hall
The Thompson Chamber Music Hall has flexible seating for up to 300 guests. The hall provides an elegant setting for concerts, banquets ore receptions. Round or banquet tables and banquet chairs are available for various seating arrangements.
Dumke Recital Hall
The Dumke Recital Hall has 114 seats, a Hamburg Steinway B grand piano, a Steinway B piano and a harpsichord. The hall is a gift of the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Foundation.
Ida Smith Clark Green Room
A gift from the family of Ida Smith Clark, this elegantly decorated room is adjacent to the Dumke Recital Hall and serves that facility as the artist's Green Room.
McKay Music Library
Established in 2001, McKay Music Library serves the students, faculty, and community of the University of Utah.The Library is named for Emma Ray Riggs McKay (1877-1970), a music student and graduate of The University of Utah. The Library is a component of the School of Music situated in Gardner Hall. The Library is honored to house the Maurice Abravanel Studio.